2016 Louis Cheze Cote-Rotie (Syrah) Bellissima, Cote-Rotie, Northern Rhone, France
A lush Cote Rotie with a stunning nose of blackberry and red ripe strawberries. Secondary notes of forest floor, mushrooms, pepper and with a meaty finish. Palate: lush and with such a finesse. One can clearly taste the 2016 vintage here. Powerful but with great elegance. Very good longevity. Verdict: prime example of northern Rhone. So lush and delicious. Could drink forever. So complex and with many layers.